Treviso Contemporanea: 3 exhibitions in Treviso until 29 May

Project organised by Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche and Fondazione Imago Mundi

Events - published on 14 February 2022
Source: press office Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche and Fondazione Imago Mundi

Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche and Fondazione Imago Mundi present “TREVISO CONTEMPORANEA“, a project that develops from a platform of three exhibitions in three different
locations in the heart of the city of Treviso, acting on the common theme “MAPPING THE WORLD”.

Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche and Fondazione Imago Mundi present “Treviso Contemporanea“, a new platform for action in the contemporary sphere that sees the two foundations
united under the banner of a coherent project, for an investigation into the present time that combines past and future, in an international perspective.
“Treviso Contemporanea” comes to life starting with a triple exhibition that opened its doors to the public on Saturday 5 February 2022, unfolding in the heart of the city of Treviso until
Sunday 29 May 2022.
The result of close collaboration between the two institutions, the three exhibitions are set up in as many locations in the heart of the city – Ca’ Scarpa, the church of San Teonisto and
the Gallerie delle Prigioni – and each has its own vision and style, under the banner of a common theme, the very current need to “map the world” in historical and contemporary perception,
from the traditional forms of cartographic reading of terrestrial space to artistic transcription in the relationship between experience and representation, to the work of artists and communities
from the Australian Aboriginal art world.
Treviso Contemporanea” opens with a focus on the theme of maps as tools that help us locate ourselves in physical space and interpret the increasingly complex, global and constantly
connected scenario in which we move today.
“Mind the Map!”, organised by the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, “Terra Incognita” and “Atlante Temporaneo“, organised by the Fondazione Imago Mundi, are the
titles of a shared itinerary inviting us to reflect on the image of the world, experiencing, as we move from one location to another, the very map of the city.
Developing a shared itinerary, the project brings together the activities of the two foundations and explores their specificities to create a flexible network – also open to other local cultural
realities – that becomes an observatory on art forms and research themes from different disciplines and cultures. The project is sponsored by the Veneto Region and the City of Treviso.

Mind the Map! Drawing the world from the 11th to the 21st century

Ca’ Scarpa, Treviso
Curated by Massimo Rossi
Organised by Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche
Divided into three sections, the exhibition considers globes of all ages and origins as expressions of social conventions that have imposed boundaries, decreed orientation to the south, north or
east, reified abstract concepts of power and dominion, vehemently asserted one’s place in the world or conveyed intense emotions of fragility and beauty.
From the mappae mundi found in 13th century prayer books, to the extraordinary cartographic constructions of the world of ocean trade, to contemporary geographical carpets, to Google’s world map,
the exhibition offers a reflection on the dynamics of constructing the image of the world with which we are confronted on a daily basis.
“Mind the Map!” recounts the audacious human intellectual attempt to draw the earth’s space and to see it all together in a single graphic representation; it invites us to pay attention to the
map, to all maps, which are often used, wrongly, as substitutes for reality, lightly and unreflectively. Paying attention to them means entering worlds with a significant and articulated

Terra Incognita: inclusiveness is the right way forward

Church of San Teonisto, Treviso
Curated by D Harding
Organised by Imago Mundi Foundation
The Australian Aboriginal Art Collection, part of the Luciano Benetton Collection, has initiated a research process aimed at investigating the artistic, cultural and social life of the
artists and communities that make up the Aboriginal art scene.
The exhibition “Terra Incognita” offers visitors a large installation of over two hundred painted canvases, creating a vibrant landscape of colours, to be observed from above and from a
certain distance, as befits sacred spaces and places that are approached with respect. A landscape made up of different experiences and expressions, which does not exclude anyone, but neither
does it deny the possibility of self-exclusion.
The collection, like what is focused through a telescope, makes visible to the Italian public a portion of the beauty and relevance of the cultural landscape experienced by Aboriginal communities
across Australia. And by inviting people to explore their own social and political territories as well, it makes them realise that there is still much to know.

Temporary Atlas. Cartographies of the self in art today

Gallerie delle Prigioni, Treviso
Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti
Organised by Fondazione Imago Mundi
We know that there is a map and a map. There is scientifically ‘applied’ cartography and individually ‘perceived’ cartography; there are, in essence, cartographer-explorers and
cartographer-artists. If one understands the link between reality and representation, as it exists within a work of art, it becomes clear that what is perceived as immediate is actually the
relationship between experience and the means of representation. The fourteen artists of “Atlante Temporaneo” activate their senses towards themselves, developing the traditional meaning of the
map along unconventional paths – those of the subconscious, of the body, of thoughts, of memories that interact in each of us – and presenting an alternative and complementary idea of mapping to
the projects presented at Ca’ Scarpa and San Teonisto.
The artists in the exhibition are Oliver Laric, Jeremy Deller, Paul Maheke, Matt Mullican, James Lewis, Kiki Smith, Walid Raad,Ibrahim Mahama, Otobong Nkanga, Rochelle Goldberg, Seymour
Chwast, Enam Gbewonyo, Sanford Biggers and Sarah Entwistle.

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Via Antonio Canova, 11,Treviso
Church of San Teonisto
Via San Nicolò, 31,Treviso
Prison Galleries del Duomo, 20, Treviso
Opening hours and tickets
From Saturday 5 February to Sunday 29 May 2022
Friday from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The ticket is unique for the three exhibition venues and valid for the entire duration of the exhibitions.

Full price ticket 10€

Reduced price ticket 8€

under 26 – over 65, TCI and FAI members with card, groups (minimum 10 people)


Children up to 6 years old, accredited journalists, disabled visitors, school groups and groups.

School ticket 6€

Family ticket 18€ – minimum 3 people

The ticket is unique for the three exhibition venues and is valid for the entire duration of the exhibitions.
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